San Juan, 19 feb (EFE).-A demonstration called by environmental organizations today toured the historic centre of San Juan to protest against the gas pipeline that plans to build the Executive of Luis Fortuño along 150 kilometers in the North of Puerto Rico.
The absence of official figures, the organization estimated at a few thousand people who showed their disagreement against one of the flagship projects of the Government of the anexionista Fortuño.
The protest left the Capitol to finish in La Fortaleza, the headquarters of the Executive in the historic old San Juan, the Puerto Rican capital.
Progress today was convened by the Organization Sierra Club, section Puerto Rico, environmentalists of Casa Pueblo and the Puerto Rican Association of historians (APH), one of the last groups to join the protest and warned of the negative impact of the pipeline on the historical and archaeological of the island heritage.
The Corps of engineers of the army of the United States (USACE, for its acronym in English) made public last December a report which says that the projected pipeline will not impact the environment and is the best alternative to bring natural gas to thermoelectric power stations in the North of Puerto Rico.
The pipeline allows, according to the plans of the Executive, that in December 2014 71 percent of the electricity is generated by natural gas, 12 percent through oil and the rest through renewable sources.
Alejandro García Padilla (c), candidate for Governor of Puerto Rico, manifests itself with thousands of people who leave this dopmingo in San Juan. EFE
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